Paris Private Custom Tour with a Local Guide, Hidden Gems & Highlights

Paris, France

From USD 78.55

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Paris on your own terms with a customized city visit with a local host. You'll get to spend two to eight hours with an expert Parisian, who can show you all sorts of off-the-beaten-path gems, from restaurants to shops to lesser-known museums. Your guide can also help you plan the rest of your trip, setting you up with itineraries suited to your own needs and interests.
  • Customizable tour to suit your needs
  • Private tour with an expert local host
  • Get in-person itinerary advice for the rest of your trip
  • Choose from 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours of time with your host

What's Included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours with your host - Pick your preferred duration when booking!
  • Walking experience
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Colonne Vendôme
    Pl. Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France

    Upon booking your meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
  • Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
  • Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.
  • Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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67 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Walking tour in Paris
LiAnne_Q, July 2022
Very good overview of Paris. We felt well prepared to explore Paris after our trip with Bibi. She was well versed on the history and architecture of Paris.
Bad support
Theodore_J, June 2022
No tour guide showed up my family waited and looked around the Vendom for over one hour trying to find a tour guide with no success. Did not use this tour and will not pay for it.
Response from Host, July 2022
I am very sorry to hear this, it sounds like a mix up that has led to a disappointing experience for which I am very sorry. I am looking into this and will do what I can to resolve the situation. I hope by now Tripadvisor have issued you a full refund- if they have not please contact our team. I am sorry. Best wishes, Nick
No gems or highlights
Emily_C, June 2022
I waited a week to write this review until after we had other tours to make sure I wasn't being unfair to our guide. After experiences with four additional guides, I can truthfully say that our Hidden Gems and Highlights tour was even worse than I thought. The guide did meet us on time at our hotel. He did not make a good first impression, however, because he appeared disheveled, and we had to ask him to go over the itinerary he'd planned based on our answers to the City Unscripted Survey. We asked him to take out a boat tour about half way through his planned itinerary as we already had one scheduled. Other than that, it was a vague description of seeing the Saint Germain, where we were staying, the Marais, and Montparnasse. It quickly became obvious that our guide wanted to take us on a wine shop tour, which is his specialty. He showed us a few other things, but in Saint-Germain, it was mainly wine shops that we stopped into, while we tried to steer him toward other things we were interested in, including a church he pointed out as the oldest in Paris. I asked if we could visit, as it was two block from where we were standing, but he waved us off, saying there was nothing of interest, while taking us toward a chocolate shop. It was close to noon, and we were getting hungry. A seafood restaurant he suggested in Saint Germain was crowded, so he said, let's go to the Marais. We had an enjoyable lunch at the restaurant he pointed out, and he did help us order. We learned nothing else about the Marais. He then told us we had a choice. He could take us back to the hotel or we could go to Montparnasse and to the top of the tower there--and then take a taxi back to our hotel. We chose the latter, hoping to salvage the tour. We took a bus to Montparnasse, and he did have tickets for the two of us, which was helpful, but I couldn't get him to tell me how to buy tickets for ourselves so we could do it later in the trip. At Montparnasse, he took us straight to the modern tower, pointed out the elevator to the top and showed us the taxi stand. He then left. No background on Montparnasse or recommendations for other things to see. We paid for six hours, but he left after five. That's all right. We were tired of him. Overall, we learned a few good things about wine, but our tour didn't correspond at all to what we expected to have. He may be a great guide for food and wine tours, but an overview of highlights and hidden gems--no. I will note that this is the first negative review I've ever written. I much prefer to praise people for a job well done. But I decided to go ahead and write this to help the tour company make good decisions about whom to assign to tours and to keep other individuals from wasting precious days in Paris, not to mention a tidy little sum of money.
Dmitry_M, Apr 2022
Excellent tour if you want to get to know Paris, friendly and knowledgeable host, highly recommended
Wonderful introduction to Paris
Eric_B, Sept 2021
He was excellent!! Very fun and knowledgeable about the city. We had a great time! Saw what we wanted.
Response from Host, Sept 2021
Hi Eric_B It is lovely to hear you had an excellent experience in Paris with you local host and got to see everything you wanted to. We look forward to being bale to host you again for another 5* experience. Happy travels, Liezel
No se realizó el tour...
Carmen_D, Sept 2022
No se realizó el tour porq el touroperador en español no podia a la hora q contrate con MUCHA anterioridad, me dijeron q me iban a devolver el dinero luego q lo iban a estudiar y al final pone cancelada por mi parte en una pagina y en otra completada. Y el dinero ni verlo
No Hidden places
Claudia_E, July 2021
De gids ( jong meisje) was echt heel lief , maar we hadden “hidden places Paris” geboekt en ze wist er geen één. Blijkbaar hadden wij niet aangegeven wat we wilden zien… De guide , she was really sweet , she did not know even one secret place.
Response from Host, July 2021
Hello Claudia, I am sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience and did not get to see the hidden places you had booked for. We unfortunately did not receive the questionnaire with your preferences, but that being said, the host could have been a better fit. We thank you for your feedback and have contacted you directly to further investigate this matter.